Ride the Rails 2023


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Saturday, August 26  •  Timeslots available between 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3654 Lester Road, Medina

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YES! We will be visiting the Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers train yard again. We are excited to see you!

Kids (and adults) of all ages love trains. Register today and reserve your time to enjoy a unique train riding experience with us at the Lester Rail Trail in Medina. Each miniature train section holds 3-4 people and the ride is approximately 15 minutes. It winds through the meadow, woods and by various miniature buildings, small bridges, and a station house. There are even railroad crossing signs at the various intersections.

Is there a cost for the event?
Cost is $25 per family and each family member enjoys:

  • 1 Hour Session with...
  • Train Rides
  • Hot dog, chips and a drink
  • Train related crafts


Do I need to reserve a time?

To create an autism-friendly atmosphere with small crowds and low wait times, we ask families to reserve a time slot for train rides. Families are able to ride multiple times during that hour. Not open to the general public.

Time slots available at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm with the event closing at 4:00pm. Availability in each slot is limited to 15 families, so reserve yours today!


Things to Consider:

  • Dress for the weather and bring sunscreen
  • Bathroom is Portapotty located near the parking lot
  • Food sensitivities? Not a fan of hotdogs? Feel free to pack your own snack
  • Picnic tables available - bring your own chairs or blanket to sit on the ground if desired

NOTE:  Each family should do what is comfortable for them to enjoy the event.  There will be as many as 60 people during the one-hour timeslot in an outdoor atmosphere.



If you have questions, concerns or need financial assistance, please email Lisa Thompson. Limited scholarships are available.



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Event Details

Event Start Date 08-26-2023 12:00 pm
Event End Date 08-26-2023 4:00 pm
Location Lester Rail Trail
We are no longer accepting registration for this event